Nicholas Grote, thirteen, is an 8th grader, residing in Bellevue, WA. He studies piano since the age of six. His current teachers are Ni Liu and Dr. Peter Mack.
In 2021, he received numerous awards, including a First Prize & Exceptional Young Talent Special Prize from the International Music Competition “Bonn/Beethoven” Grand Prize Virtuoso, First Prize in 8th International Piano Competition “Citta di San Dona di Piave”, Rising Talents of the Americas, a First Prize in the Best Performance of Schumann in the Great Composers International Competition and First place Charleston International European Music Competition. He won the second Prize in the Gustav Mahler Prize Piano Competition, American Classical Young Musician Award, and VI Paderewski International Piano Competition, He also placed top 3 prize at Nomea International Piano Competition, 7th International Music Award (FSK Vienna/Austria), American Virtuoso International. Music Competition, and II Napolinova World Piano E-Competition. He was a first-place winner in the AFAF, APIM Piano Competition, Northwest Chopin Piano Competition and PAFE.
He performed at Benaroya Hall at age nine, after winning first place at the Russian Chamber Music Festival and Competition. In 2021 he was chosen to perform at the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn, Germany, the 2021 WSMTA Honors Recital, and will perform at the Carnegie Hall Winner’s Recital in 2022. Nicholas has also performed live on Classical King FM Radio, Northwest Focus LIVE with Sean McLean.
Some prior achievements include being a gold medalist at the 2020 Pacific International Piano Competition, Simon-Fiset Competition, and placed top 3 at the 2020 MTNA Junior Competition. In 2019 he received the Seattle Outstanding Young Artist Award. He frequently wins NW local competitions, including recent 1st place awards at the Seattle International NW Piano Festival & Competition for 2017, 2018 and 2019.